John Lewis retail director Mark Lewis to leave the Partnership to become CEO of Group plc.

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John Lewis has announced that retail director Mark Lewis is to leave the Partnership to become CEO of Group plc.

Mark is set to take on his new position in 2017 after seeing his current role through the company’s peak trading period. It is understood that a successor will be announced in due course.

Outgoing managing director Andy Street – who himself leaves the business this week for a career in politics and whose successor has recently been named as Paula Nickolds – said: “I would like to thank Mark for the part he has played in our success over the last four years. He has guided the online business brilliantly, has strengthened our talent in this area, and as retail director has been instrumental in bringing our two trading channels together.”

Mark Lewis added: “I have loved my four years at John Lewis. I am very proud of everything we have achieved. It has been my privilege to work with a winning team which I know will continue to successfully define the future of omnichannel retailing.”